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Quarterly Review
5 Dec 2021

U.S. Private Water: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2021 
Despite fewer third-quarter approvals than initially anticipated, 2021 is still on track to become the most active year in terms of utility acquisitions in the U.S. With 27 approvals identified in the third quarter, and at least 18 already recorded so far in Q4, the total number of deals this year has already topped 151, equaling the total 2020 high. 

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Third-Party O&M for Water and Wastewater Utilities 

Enabled by lower barriers to entry across a fragmented addressable market, O&M providers represent the lion’s share of private participation by systems. Of the 2,073...
10 Dec. 2019
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Seeking Fair Market Value for Water in Texas 

On 10 June 2019, the Texas Legislature passed HB 3542, which will enable regulated water companies to pay a fair market value (FMV) for the...
25 Jun. 2019
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Municipal WaterPrivate WaterWater M&A

U.S. Private Water Utilities: Drivers, Competitive Landscape and Acquisition Trends, 2019 

This new Focus Report from Bluefield Research provides an in-depth analysis of the changing investor-owned utility landscape in the U.S., including key policy drivers, M&A...
31 May. 2019
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U.S. Private Water Market: Key Trends, M&A Activity, and Market Outlook, Q4 2018 

This Quarterly Insight highlights key trends in financial performance, O&M contracts, M&A transactions, and competitive shifts in the U.S. private water market. Bluefield’s team of...
22 Dec. 2018
Quarterly ReviewReviews of the research of the past quarter, trends and insights
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Municipal WaterPrivate WaterWater M&A

Regulatory Review: ‘Beast From The East’ Exposes Vulnerabilities Of U.K. Water Companies 

On 19 June 2018, U.K. water sector regulator Ofwat released a review of water company performance during the ‘Beast from the East’, a freeze thaw...
16 Jul. 2018
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital WaterGlobal Water

SJW Lands Rare, Cross Country Water Utility Deal 

On 15 March 2018, SJW Group (SJW) and Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (CTWS) announced plans to merge in an all-stock transaction, priced at US$750 million....
2 Apr. 2018
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event

Outsourcing O&M for Water & Wastewater Utilities: Contracts, Competitive Landscape, and Trends 

Companies across the water sector value chain are leveraging their positions to build a presence in water and wastewater utility O&M operations. Third-party, private firms in...
1 Mar. 2018
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

U.S. Investor Owned Water Utilities: M&A Deals and Trends, Year-End 2017 

In 2017, the water industry completed more than US$2.11 billion of investor-owned utility (IOU) acquisitions — across 90 deals. Another 65 pending deals worth US$308...
29 Jan. 2018
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CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Private Water

NW Natural Expands Into Water Via M&A 

NW Natural announced that it has entered into agreements to acquire Salmon Valley Water Company and Falls Water Company, two privately owned water utilities in...
16 Jan. 2018
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Ofwat Challenges UK Water Utilities to Evolve 

On 21 November 2017, the outgoing head of UK water sector regulator Ofwat provided an update on price review 19 (PR19), which underscored its outcome-focused...
4 Dec. 2017
Research NoteBrief research summaries on single topic or recent event
CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY CORPORATE SUBSCRIPTION ONLY Digital WaterGlobal Water